Saturday, April 21, 2007

Spring


Yay! It’s finally Spring here in New York. You can tell from the sprouting of metal trees and electronic bird songs in Madison Square Park. Backdrop: the Flatiron building where Tor lives.

7 comments:

Jack Ruttan said...

You work in the Flatiron Building? Coolness!

Carl V. said...

You guys are in the Flatiron building? That is so awesome. Great picture by the way, glad spring has finally sprung there!

Irene Gallo said...

Hi Jack, Carl,
I have to admit, it’s pretty great being in the Flatiron. For one thing, most everyone has at least one window in their office. There aren’t many drab cubicle spaces. I also love that, because of the triangular footprint, so many offices are weird trapezoid shapes - but maybe that’s just me. Unfortunately the inside is full of drop ceilings and others crimes against architecture...but, where the ceilings are restored to their proper height, it’s breathtaking. (Although, I have known people that are afraid of heights not being able to stand in the nose end of the building.)

Daniel said...

Yeah, but your office has the cool paint job... :)

Irene Gallo said...

Sad but true story: I painted it twice in one week. I got some cheap off-white -- to cover the extreme eye-strain white that the rest of the building is painted — but when I finished it had a pee-green tint to it. I ran out that night and got better paint. Yes, I really need to get a life.

I’ll tease you, Daniel, I saw an almost finished version of AUTUMN is it’s THE coolest thing. I can’t wait to get the final and show you.

Tom Kidd said...

I've always thought that building needed a big gargoyle on the front. And why has the Flatiron never been the target of a giant ape or a flying saucer? . . . I mean in a movie of course.

Irene Gallo said...

Hey Tom,

Godzilla did topple us down in the 90s remake and the Flatiron is the home of the newspaper in Spiderman - so I guess we have our 15 minutes of movie fame.